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Simple Publishing Question. Do I Need A Mac?

captainsodapopcaptainsodapop Posts: 11Member
Do You Need A Mac too Publish too the App Store? And Too Follow the instructions on the Cookbook? :-S I'm sure this is a rather repetitive question.

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  • creativeappscreativeapps Posts: 1,771Member
    edited June 2012 Accepted Answer
    @captainsodapop Yes you need a mac to publish too the appstore. And Once you feel comfortable with mac you are not thinking about Windows..:)

    You can get step by step tutorial posted by @tshirtbooth on gs youtube channel or on gshelper.com

    cheers,
    John
  • creativeappscreativeapps Posts: 1,771Member
    Accepted Answer
    You can do that from other Mac with license and certificate..:)

    cheers,
    John
  • SethsAppsSethsApps Posts: 328Member, PRO
    Accepted Answer
    You would need to download the certificate to the new computer - they are not tied to a certain device. Go to that other Mac and download everything you need and then publish, you should be good to go.
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    Accepted Answer
    That will be fine - make sure you create the relevant accounts and pay for a developer account once you are convinced you have a product to publish. You can develop away happily before you need to pay the $100 to apple and $ to GS if you go pro.

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  • captainsodapopcaptainsodapop Posts: 11Member
    @creativeapps Thanks For The Answer! Also could i just go over someone else's house and acquire a license and publish the app? Or is it rather complex and best too have your own Mac?
  • captainsodapopcaptainsodapop Posts: 11Member
    You can do that from other Mac with license and certificate..:)

    cheers,
    John
    The Device, (The Mac) Would Own The License And Certificate? Don't you have too pay 100$ For Your License? Does The License Attach too the account or the computer? O___o The First And Last Question are the same :/ ...

  • captainsodapopcaptainsodapop Posts: 11Member
    @SethsApps Thanks! I'll just publish from someone else's Mac until I get some money too get my own ^__^
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    You would be using someone else's device and developer account hence they'd technically own the app and receive revenue to their account. You can publish if you have a VERY trusting relationship with the owner but if you are serious about developing you really need your own developer license/account etc.

    Once set up you can publish on another computer but just login to all relevant accounts: iTunesconnect, IOS dev account, Gamesalad account etc.
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    edited June 2012
    The Mac would not own the license or certificates but they'd need to be removed off the Mac for later reference and information needs to be accessible from keychain to enable publishing. Bascially I would avoid it as the headache is not worth it.
    You'd would lose files and certs, and provs - a nightmare in the making....unless this friends machine is effectively yours.
  • captainsodapopcaptainsodapop Posts: 11Member
    @LycetteBros Yea, I'd most likely end up using a rather older relative's Mac, So they wouldnt even bother with it and i'd have access too the computer almost 24/7. Also i intend to own everything, accept for the Mac, If that's possible.
  • captainsodapopcaptainsodapop Posts: 11Member
    @LycetteBros Alright, Thanks Lots!!!!!!
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